For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found 10 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included 10 apps for camping in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.
This week’s category is: Apps for Great Outdoors Experience
1.) Camp & Tent ($4.99) When looking for a place to camp, nothing beats AllStays. Camp & Tent is perfect for locating campgrounds that specialize in tent camping. You can look up sites by city location, or by geological location nearest you. The app boasts 14,000 campgrounds and adds more as users recommend sites. You can also locate nearby outdoor supply stores, like REI or Bass Pro Shops. The next time you plan a camp out make sure you try this app. Your camping plans will become much easier.
2.) Camp & Hike Checklist ($0.99) Once you have decided where to camp, you’ll need to know what to bring. This app is more than a simple camping list generator. It offers the capability to create multiple lists to accommodate all types of camping. The best feature of this app is that you can add weight and quantity to your list. If you backpack into your campsite, knowing how much weight you are carrying is advantageous. Most of your getting ready for a Camping or Hiking trip involves the decision process to select from a large group of carrying items, and this app will certainly be of great help.
3.) SAS Survival Guide ($5.99) This app is the digital version of the best –selling book SAS Survival Guide by John Lofty Wiseman. It is filled with survival techniques that could save your life, including edible plant lists, lean-to instructions and Morse code signaling. Additional videos can be purchased and downloaded for $3.99 each. The SAS Survival Guide has been the definitive guide to surviving any situation, anywhere in the world, and now this bestselling book has been reinvented for your iPad.
4.) iBird Explorer Pro ($29.99, but on sale now for $19.99 until end of October) Once you’ve set up camp, it’s time to explore. This app includes a comprehensive guide to bird watching. Hear 5 hours of birdcalls, view 2,800 high-definition photos and reorganize species lists by family, location and favorites. The iBird app is now an official “universal” app, which features plenty of content – illustrations, photos and range maps that are available in true HD 720p resolution.
5.) Fishing Log ($2.99) If you fancy yourself a fisherman, you can use this app to log your catch information. Add photos, list fishing holes, view trips by location and create your own database of supplies. Camping trips are always a great way to relax and socialize with friends. This is a great chance for you to enjoy any type of fishing – fly, sea, coarse – while enjoying the great outdoors.
6.) Hunting Call ($2.99) Take your iPad with you on your next hunting trip. This app includes 100 high-quality calls of waterfowl, birds, deer, elk, predatory animals and small animals. You don’t need to pack a bunch of call whistles anymore. Now, you can have all of your sounds in one place. This app not only supports high quality hunting calls, but also comes with remote control functionality that allows you to control the call playback by using another iPhone/iPod touch/iPad from a hiding place. You can download the “Hunting Call Remote” app for free.
7.) Gaia GPS ($24.99) If you plan on hiking the back country, this app will find the trail you want from anywhere you have an internet connection. If you are going somewhere without the Internet, just download the maps ahead of time for detailed topographical information. This app uses topographical map software from mytopo.com to give you highly detailed maps that you can select and download for offline use. You can use these maps to help you track your hiking, biking, skiing, etc., trip by using your iPad’s location service.
8.) Camping Recipes Collection ($1.99) After a long day of hiking, fishing and hunting, you’ve probably built up a hearty appetite. This app includes 2,500 camping and outdoor recipes that cover campfire cooking, foil cooking and dutch oven cooking. This app is full of great snack ideas and of course many Smore recipes! The recipes are not only delicious but they are a lot of fun to make so give some of them a try on your next camping trip.
9.) 100 Greatest Short Stories ($1.99) While roasting marshmallows and making S’Mores, why not tell some campfire stories? This app includes such tales as “A Haunted House” by Virginia Woolf, “The Door in the Wall” by H.G. Wells and “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allen Poe. This app really offers a great collection of short stories that will keep everyone entertained on your next camping trip.
10.) GoSkyWatch Planetarium ($3.99) Once the sun has set and your tummy is full, why not head out to a clearing and spend a few hours star gazing. This app includes a comprehensive database that shows you a real-time view of the stars you are looking at. Learn about planets, constellations, moon phases, solar systems, and deep sky images. Have fun with family and friends discovering the images in the night sky while using the app’s unique rotation scheme, which enables touchless navigation even for the iPod touch without a compass.
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